Presence Podcast: Words For Now and Later: F is for FAIR

If this is your first time visiting a post for (and hopefully also listening to) my “Words for Now and Later” sub-podcast, I recommend that you visit my first post in this feature for background on what I’m seeking to do with these special episodes.

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In this episode I reflect on a metaphor which Freeman uses in talking about the “super-heated rupture” which can cause a society to suddenly shift in the direction towards more fairness and ultimately justice for its people.

Here’s an image of the super-heated sand (with a few other chemical compounds) being blown and shaped into glass:

As I mentioned in the episode, a few years ago I had the unique pleasure of visiting the Corning (NY) Museum of Glass where I witnessed this process in person and up-close.

If you’ve never seen glass blown (in person or otherwise) is fascinating to watch and I imagine quite difficult to do well.

If that video (and/or the podcast episode) got you excited about metaphorical or actual glass blowing, here’s how you can simulate it in your own home:

Back to the “super-heated rupture” (and away from the apple jolly ranchers which fueled my middle-school days) in which our society is these difficult days.

I close this post with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson which I featured in an early post during this Pandemic Period:

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